Code of Conduct
École Broxton Park School Code of Conduct
At École Broxton Park School, our Code of Conduct exists to ensure that each student and staff member has access to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging.
The Code of Conduct ensures that our school promotes a culture of wellness that:
- Establishes and maintains a welcoming, caring, respectful, and safe learning environment for all students, staff, families and the greater community;
- Establishes and maintains an appropriate balance between individual and collective rights, freedoms, and responsibilities in the school community;
- Establishes and publishes expectations for student behaviour while at school, at a school-related activity, or while engaging in an activity at any time that may have an impact on others in the school;
- Ensures that healthy environments exist in all schools that are free from fear, discrimination and harassment while promoting inclusive strategies to ensure that every student is treated with respect and dignity.
Parkland School Division is a place where exploration, creativity and imagination make learning exciting and where all learners aspire to reach their dreams.
In keeping with a commitment to the Alberta Human Rights Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, in Parkland School Division everyone is accepted and experiences a sense of belonging. The Division supports the endeavors of staff, students, parents and the community to promote positive student behavior and conduct throughout our community of schools.
Parkland School Division has a responsibility to ensure that each student enrolled in a school operated by the Board and each staff member employed by the Board is provided with a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging.
All stakeholders in the success and well-being of students, and especially the students themselves, are expected to recognize their responsibilities in developing student self-discipline within a culture of wellness. Staff members and students will not be discriminated against as provided for in the Alberta Human Rights Act or the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Behaviour and Conduct Policy
École Broxton Park School students have the right to learn in a safe and supportive environment.
Our discipline process will:
- Help students identify which behaviours lead to disciplinary action;
- Help students identify better choices; and
- Leave a student’s dignity intact.
École Broxton Park School students are expected to demonstrate:
- Respect for Themselves
- Respect for Others
- Respect for the Space
Students are expected to demonstrate this by:
- Attending class and being prepared for learning
- Dressing in a respectful manner that is appropriate for a learning environment of mixed ages and genders
- Using appropriate and respectful language
- Following school and classroom rules
- Cooperating with and following directions of staff members
- Acting in a safe manner which does not threaten the safety of students or staff
- Remaining on school property during the school day, unless having permission or being excused and signed out
- Showing consideration for personal and school property
- Helping to preserve the natural environment
- Reporting instances of bullying and refraining from bullying behaviours, whether in-person or online
Students are to remain on campus during the school day, unless signed out by a guardian, from the time they arrive until their dismissal at the end of the day.
Students in Grades 7-9 who have signed permission are permitted to go home for lunch. Students in Grades 7-9 are permitted to go to the store with written consent from parents during their designated lunch eating times, and may come back on campus when it is their recess times, but cannot go to other students' houses or the skate park during the lunch break.
Technology / Internet Use Expectations
All Parkland School Division schools have instituted a Responsible Use of Technology Agreement. A copy of the agreement must be signed by each student in order to access computer technology in the school. In the event that there is a breach in the agreement (i.e. downloading software/files, viewing/searching for inappropriate material, or any other misuse/vandalism of the technologies) students may lose access privileges to computers/internet at the discretion of the school administration.
Our school welcomes the use of personal technology devices to enhance learning. All other use is at the discretion of the teacher and/or office administration.
Students will be held accountable for conduct that occurs outside of the school building or school day and/or that occurs electronically, if the conduct negatively affects a member of the school or interferes with the school environment. These behaviours may result in school-based consequences.
Unacceptable student behaviours include, but are not limited to:
- Discrimination in any form as defined in the Alberta Human Rights Act;
- Any action deemed non-compliant or in contravention with:
- The Education Act section 31, and/or 33(2);
- Parkland School Division Board Policy 18
- Parkland School Division Administrative Procedure 350;
- School and/or athletic codes of conduct;
- Conduct that is deemed disruptive and/or inhibits the process of learning for others;
- Conduct that is deemed by school administration as threatening, aggressive or intimidating;
- Conduct that is injurious to the physical or mental well-being of others including verbal threats or inappropriate comments, whether or not the threats or comments are explicitly stated, written, or posted online;
- Conduct deemed to exhibit mean behaviour;
- Conduct deemed to be bullying and/or cyber bullying;
- Conduct that causes a student or students to be subjected to forms of punishment or indignities (hazing/froshing);
- Conduct deemed to be harassment or sexual harassment (as defined by Administrative Procedure 736);
- Assaulting another person;
- Damage to property; including personal possessions of staff or other students;
- Abuse of the Division computer network, the internet, email or any electronic privileges;
- Tampering with fire, fire alarm or safety equipment;
- Possession of a weapon or weapon replica while on school property, that is dangerous or has the appearance of being dangerous to students and/or staff;
- Displaying or brandishing a weapon or weapon-replica in a threatening or intimidating manner;
- Any possession, use, or act of exhibiting the effects of influence of any of the following prohibited substances, regardless of the student’s age (i.e.18+) in school and on school/Division property or at school/Division related events or onsite or offsite activities;
- Illicit (illegal) substances as defined in the Controlled Substances Act of Canada;
- Tobacco products (including vapor or e-cigarettes);
- Cannabis products (including derivatives);
- Any action deemed to be in alignment with trafficking, giving, sharing, trading, selling or distributing to any other student or group of students, by any means, a prohibited substance including, but not limited to illicit or controlled substances, tobacco products, cannabis products, alcohol or inhalants;
- Possession or distribution (in any form) of paraphernalia, including any item used in connection with ingesting, selling and/or distributing prohibited substances; and/or
- Conduct that displays an attitude of willful, blatant or repeated refusal to comply with school rules or the reasonable direction of any school staff member.
Learning shall be the foundation and primary consideration of any disciplinary action.
Disciplinary actions may include, but are not limited to:
- Problem solving, monitoring, or reviewing behavior expectations with student
- Parental involvement
- Referral to provincial attendance board
- Removal of privileges (such as membership on sports teams)
- Detention of student
- Implementation of an in-school short term opportunity placement involving an out-of-class learning opportunity
- Behavioral contract with student
- Restitution, where the Division may seek restitution for damage to Division property
- Suspension from riding the school bus
- Suspension from school
- Involvement of police
- Expulsion from school (by the Board upon recommendation of the Principal)
Parkland School Division Code of Conduct
In Parkland School Division, all members of our school community are expected to promote and demonstrate respect, civility and responsible citizenship.
With these goals in mind, everyone must:
- Demonstrate honesty and integrity.
- Respect differences in people, their ideas and their opinions.
- Acknowledge the right of everyone to be treated with dignity, at all times.
- Take appropriate measures to help those in need.
- Use non-violent means to resolve conflict.
- Honour the role(s) of persons in positions of authority.
- Show care and regard for school property and the property of others.
- Comply with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws.
We are all models for the kinds of citizens we desire to be. We teach and learn by example.
The Division’s expectations for conduct are outlined in the following documents:
- Board Policy 18: Role of the Student
- Administrative Procedure 180: Belonging and Identity
- Administrative Procedure 360: Student Discipline
For more information on École Broxton Park School's policies, please see our Student Handbook.